We have collected the best Tropical Quotes by famous authors including E. O. Wilson, David Grinspoon, Italo Calvino, Diane Ackerman, Peter Singer and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
E. O. Wilson
There was a long history of people believing there was life on Venus. It was about the same size as Earth. It had clouds. It was commonly believed it was tropical – wet, hot and steamy.
I was born in Cuba, and my parents were tropical agronomists.
In the winter, I enjoy cross-country skiing and raising orchids and amaryllises. If I could grow tropical flowers as perennials, I would, especially hibiscus and mandavilla.
I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.
Everything, however complicated – breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests – is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn’t offer the enlightenment that scientists seek. Each science has its own autonomous concepts and laws.
When I go on a holiday to a tropical place, I’ll spray tan before I go.
The Botanischer Garten in Berlin has one of Europe’s finer winter trails, leading in careful order from glasshouses devoted to African-American and Australian desert species, through a fine collection of tropical plants, and on to the orchid house.
I hate being put in a box labelled ‘tropical house.’
For some reason I only crave fruit when I’m in a tropical place – if it’s really hot in the summer or if I go to a tropical island for work. But otherwise I really don’t crave it.
It’s often hilarious to me that I’m writing about Tonga or some tropical place and there’s a blizzard outside and the cows are on their backs with their hooves in the air.
Research the venue and location before outfit shopping, as it helps set the mood and style focus: a traditional wedding in the countryside offers a different set of sartorial rules to a tropical, beach vibe, for instance.
I like words. Words are places, rooms, distant airs, thin and tropical. They make us feel and imagine we are more than our bodies.
Rickie Lee Jones
I’m a tropical weather cruiser. I like surfing, you know. I like being on the beach.
Michael B. Jordan
Based on German prototypes, green walls and roofs are a natural idea in Singapore’s tropical environment, where mosses, ferns, philodendrons, orchids and other epiphytes literally grow on trees.
I was sure I was going to be a doctor of global health or tropical medicine in some underdeveloped country.
Thomas R. Insel
I love Sam Mendes, but I went to see ‘Spectre’ with my kid, and the opening scene of the Dia de Muertos party, with this kind of tropical music, in downtown Mexico City, with all these people dancing like it’s the Rio de Janeiro carnival… I had to laugh.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
All the healthiest countries don’t eat a lot of tropical fruits. They stay away from pineapples, mangos, papayas, and melons and focus on fruits that have edible skin, edible seeds, or are citrus fruits.
It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
Henry Walter Bates
In order to do ‘Amores Perros,’ I had to skip some time at drama school, so the director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu came up with a great Latin American solution, which was to say I had a tropical disease and had to stay in Mexico for a while. Everyone believed me.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Found my tropical paradise here in Bali.
I had learned of Gertrude Stein’s bon mot that medicine opened all doors. This prompted me, in different moods, to view my future life as literary psychiatrist, globe-trotting tropical disease specialist, or academic internist.
Harold E. Varmus
On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise. For now I am content to explore my own home and our nearest neighbour France.
We evolved in a tropical climate where the smells of plants and flowers were all around us. We spent a lot of time in the trees with a lot of sunlight and no clothes.
I bought a racehorse, Tropical Saint, that belonged to the Queen Mother. I used to go down to Banbury and watch him train, but during a televised race, his jockey pulled up and said there was something wrong. They put him in the grass to try and settle him but found him dead in the field.
I listen to music that doesn’t have words. I love Kygo – he’s tropical house, and that’s my stuff!
Since I was 19, I’ve always gone where there was a reason to be. Maybe I’ll be lucky and there’ll be a reason to go somewhere tropical for a while.
Many smaller economies – island states, poor nations, and tropical countries are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
I think my music covers a broader sound than just ‘Tropical House’… My goal is to simply be a great producer in my own right without being pigeonholed.
It’s almost easy for me to write about a magnificent tropical village with orchids and dragonflies. That’s intoxicating, but the United States is magical, too. We just forget this.
Luis Alberto Urrea
I think I need to film something tropical on a beach in a bar.
Bolsonaro is a tropical Trump. They have a very common agenda, a very regressive agenda, when it comes to civil rights, social rights, and environmental rights.
Bermuda is not even tropical. The charm of the tropics – the heat, the chaos – is not there.
When I started making my tracks in the style that people call tropical house, I didn’t do it on purpose to make it sound tropical. I made whatever I felt sounded good. I just wanted to make my own thing, and then suddenly people started calling it tropical … I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s probably a good name for it.’
Although I wasn’t able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
Americans think they’re the leader of the world and yet can say that they’re putting their economic interests ahead of the lives of – quite possibly – tens of millions of people who over the next 50 years will die because of floods or storms or tropical diseases or whatever. I guess that sort of thing makes me angry.
I don’t want to make just tropical house. I want to make everything, just like, whatever I feel like making.
Poisonous frogs feast on insects that don’t even have names. Tropical lizards disappear into the cracks of trees whose branches spread out as wide as their trunks climb high. This is the real Florida, as it was before people, and probably will be after us, too.
The tropical island of Puerto Rico couldn’t be more different than America’s rust belt or the mountains of Appalachia, but here too live Americans who feel forgotten by our leaders and left behind by our economy.
I have traveled a fair amount, and I have visited some great cities. I love architecture and museums and castles and ruins and central markets and even double-decker bus tours. But, I am a sucker for a tropical beach.
Redwood rainforest has five to 10 times the biomass – that’s the sheer weight of living material – of, say, deep tropical rainforest in the Amazon basin.
‘Sorry’ is unlike anything Bieber has made in the past. It has been classified as ‘tropical house’ and ‘dancehall,’ but everyone seems to agree on one thing: It’s a banger.
Mary H.K. Choi
I spent the first 12 years of my life growing up in Singapore. Back then, in the early ’80s, it was still a tropical island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula striving to shine on the world stage.
We don’t need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth’s surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.
E. O. Wilson
Mangroves, salt marshes and sea grass lock away carbon at up to five times the rate of tropical forests.
The genus Drosophila is one of the great success stories. There’s hundreds of species within the genus. They’re on every continent except Antarctica, they’re in tropical rain forests, they’re in deserts, they’ve evolved many exotic mating behaviors, and they’re capable of incredibly long-distance flights.
I’m not really a tropical paradise kind of person.
There is a lot men don’t know about women. And I’m not just talking about how you manage to leave the bathroom smelling like a tropical rainforest after you shower or how you’re able to walk in shoes that rely on nothing more than the support of two five-inch toothpicks.
People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.
When I was a boy living in Edinburgh in Scotland, especially in December, when the hours of daylight were few, and it was cold, and often wet, I used to dream of escaping to a tropical magic kingdom.
I’m thinking my next book should be set on a tropical island, which will obviously require days, even weeks of meticulous research, but I’m prepared to make that sacrifice. That’s just the sort of dedicated writer I am.
I have a St Bernard dog. They are very tough to take care of in the tropical weather in Chennai. They usually are found in mountains and the snow.
Indians are numerous in the tropical regions; not so elsewhere.
Belize has a tropical climate and is quite affordable and is developing a reputation as an inexpensive Hawaii. If you want to hide away someplace that is extremely low-key, Placencia is perfect. San Pedro is more touristy and modernized.
When you go to the jungle in South Africa, it’s tropical versus the dry heat of Cape Town – it’s hard to believe it’s the same country.
All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
It’s the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change – as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.
My favourite place in South Korea is Jeju Island: it’s a tropical paradise with sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and the magnificent Geomunoreum lava tube system of underground caves.
I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire.
Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north.
Reggae goes in and out. It sounds so good, it feels so good and feels so tropical, but the problem is not everybody is Caribbean. Not everyone is going to sound authentic doing it, and sometimes it comes off cheesy when other people do it.
No place is perfect, but I admire Oahu for its offering of the tropical and the urban, and then its Asian-inflected culture and cuisines.
My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics.
To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn’t seem to give a very full picture of the world.
When I signed on and went and did ‘Catching Fire,’ the majority of it was done in Atlanta for rebate reasons. Luckily, that worked because there’s forest. There’s old rail stations and factories and lots of stuff we can use and sound stages. For the tropical stuff, we went to Hawaii.